productivity

Why the least productive place you can work is at the office

I always find it strange when employers don’t let their staff work from home. For some reason, they believe that by looking over their staff’s shoulders for eight hours a day, they will get more work done. Why do people believe the office is the best environment to get stuff done? It’s a myth that coming together in a formalised place makes us more productive. This simply isn’t the case. The office is one of the least productive places we…

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Tips on effective time management for working travellers

Back in 2013 Carmen and I jetted off on a six-month holiday that turned into nearly four years of  travel in the Americas and Asia. Our time away from our homeland of Australia was instrumental in us developing Red Platypus, winning work from clients all over he world and pursuing our dream of balancing work and life and enjoying it all. However, when we returned home in 2016, this finely balanced split was tipped over during the Christmas, New Year…

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How to maximise your productivity

We’ve all had days like it… you seem to spend more time on Facebook than looking at that Excel spreadsheet you’re meant to be working on. Or you leave the office at the end of the day and you’re not actually sure what you’ve achieved during the eight hours you were sitting at your desk. Because here at Red Platypus we fit in work around our busy travel schedule, we have to maximise our productivity when we’re in one place…

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